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03-03-2004, 08:15 AM

I have been asked to build a 15minute presentation which will end up displaying on a 16:9 - 'Plasma Screen'
The pixels are 1280 (h) x 768 (v) but at a ratio of 16:9 it can't be the same as a LCD monitor?? can it?

I need to know what size I should make my movie - and I dont have a Plasma Screen to test this out, :) oh what phun....

Any advice on setting up the design of this is very much appreciated.

Thanks All

03-03-2004, 08:30 AM
sounds like one of those "wide screen" jobs. although i'm really outta my depth i would scale it down (byt the 16:9) ratio to fit my monitor and do a letterbox over a black background like they do on the TV with those sexy foreign movies:)

03-03-2004, 05:03 PM
not sure if this will help you or not but I recently read an entry at todd dominey's blog (http://whatdoiknow.org/archives/001485.shtml) about his app for the PGA that was displayed on plasma screens around the golf course.

he said he made his flash movie 800x450 which was the right ratio.

04-07-2004, 07:02 AM
Thanks for the link - This is the correct ratio !! 800x450 with no distortion to the movie...

Kinda strange as the Plasma screens display 800x600 yet they are not in proportion...if you know what I mean..

Thanks again for the help :)


04-07-2004, 08:55 PM
16:9 is the widescreen ratio, normal screens are 4:3...
i.e. 800/4 = 1
600/3 = 1
Therefore pixels are square when you're set to any ratio of 4:3 on a standard monitor.

That way you could set your stage to any size you like, as long as the ratio is 16:9 for widescreen.

04-17-2004, 07:49 AM
Yeah... I was just going to say it has do do with the shape of the pixels.